Montessori Programs for three to five year olds
The Merit School's Montessori program is designed to assist young children develop the fullness of their individual potential in a warm and nurturing environment.
This program allows children to learn at their own pace, ensuring the students become confident learners in an environment where they are unafraid to challenge themselves. This experience lays a strong foundation for the students’ future academic years as they transition into public or private schools.
Spanish Immersion Montessori Programs are offered at The Merit Schools of Broadlands, Merit School of Gainesville and The Merit School of Parkridge.
Our Montessori Program offers:
Safe and Secure Environment
Trained, Experienced Teachers
Well Equipped Classrooms with specialized Montessori materials
Learning Centers, Story Time, Interactive Play
Independent, self-directed learning and self assessment
Mixed age groups of students
Parental involvement encouraged
COMPONENTS OF OUR MONTESSORI PROGRAM
Students learn through the senses by sorting, matching and comparing objects by shape, touch, taste & sound.
By using number rods, golden beads and spindle boxes, students learn to understand and express mathematical terms.
Through the use of globes, puzzle maps and flags, Montessori students study and understand other cultures, people and countries. Elements of the Natural World are also taught through pictures and the use of Three Part Cards.
Music, arts & craft, storytelling, movements and drama activities are an integral part of the Montessori classroom.
Students learn literacy skills through the use of materials like Sandpaper letters, Sound Cylinders and Moveable Alphabet to form letters and words.
Children are taught special skills to be independent, capable and self-reliant.
Freedom of choice with responsibility
Foster independence and self motivation
Developing character and positive self image
Respect for all life and diversity
STEM LEARNING & FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Our PREP students learn to use technology as a resource tool as they participate in problem solving activities reinforcing their understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Your child will be exposed to Spanish as the language is incorporated throughout the day in songs and games to train the ear and the brain for additional language learning.